Thought I’d brighten my day and wear the opal earrings I bought when the Great Endeavour Rally went through Lightening Ridge.
Headed out to the shed early to prepare a space for our newest team member - a young lady we’ve known since we moved to Glass House has found herself at a COVID loose-end and has agreed to come and run the office while I school the girls. She arrived at 7am and slipped effortlessly into organising the farm.
My earrings lasted until the Little Sister’s violin lesson at 8.50am, when I removed them to get a better seal on my noise cancelling headphones.
Considered nominating her Music Teacher for a sainthood when he patiently guided 15 online learners through plucking, then bowing, hot cross buns.
We made cupcakes at first break and by second break they were cool enough to ice. Took some out to the shed for a cupcake break.
After school the girls watched TV.
When Bearhands came inside her helped the Big Sister tackle a maths problem friends had set her. She had to calculate how much turf and top soil they would need to redo an area of their garden. The prize of six gourmet donuts was enough to convince her to learn a new maths concept - calculating the area of a circle. (Meanwhile her nerd/foodie mummy relished the irony of having to learn pi for donuts). First really cool evening for the year. We lit the fire and gave the girls their winter jammies and slippers, the Little Sister’s pink unicorns were a bigger hit than I’d anticipate.
Homemade pizza for dinner. Considered by efforts with flour scrounged from a coffee shop and expired yeast in cool conditions to be a triumph. And while everyone enjoyed their dinner, the Big Sister thought my victory dance was a little over the top. 🤷♀️